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Circleville, Ohio

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Circleville is a city located in Pickaway County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,485. It is the county seat of Pickaway CountyTemplate:GR.

Circleville hosts the Circleville Pumpkin Show every October, which draws over 400,000 visitors each year. The city's water tower has been painted to look like a giant pumpkin in honor of this festival.

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History

Circleville was founded in 1810. It derived its name from the circular portion of a large Hopewell culture earthwork upon which it was built. The original town plan integrated Circleville into the preexisting land with a street layout of concentric circles. An octagonal courthouse stood directly in the center.

Dissatisfaction rose with Circleville's layout, however, and in 1837, the Ohio General Assembly authorized the "Circleville Squaring Company" to convert it into a conventional grid. By 1856, this had been completed in several phases.

Geography

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Location of Circleville, Ohio

Circleville is located at 39°36'11" North, 82°56'21" West (39.602990, -82.939272)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.5 km² (6.7 mi²). 17.1 km² (6.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.78% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 13,485 people, 5,378 households, and 3,581 families residing in the city. The population density is 786.5/km² (2,037.2/mi²). There are 5,706 housing units at an average density of 332.8/km² (862.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.36% White, 2.54% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,378 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% are married couples living together, 12.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% are non-families. 29.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.93.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $34,572, and the median income for a family is $41,943. Males have a median income of $32,342 versus $26,115 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,220. 13.3% of the population and 11.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.4% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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